Practical Insights on Open Source

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Mar 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects
Expensive mainstream software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many specialized contexts in international development. Open Source software has...
RASP-IVR: Ultra Low-Cost Interactive Voice Response Solution

RASP-IVR: Ultra Low-Cost Interactive Voice Response Solution

Published on: Feb 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems have demonstrated that they provide an opportunity for a low-literate audience to express themselves and interact with...
For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Previously, I wrote about how the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) showed that we sell sexy ICT4D success stories to survive in their recent Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem...
Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Published on: Oct 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Around the world 250 million children under five didn’t have their birth registered, yet not having something as straightforward as a birth certificate can...
Apply Now! Over $1 Million in Open Source Software Support from DIAL

Apply Now! Over $1 Million in Open Source Software Support from DIAL

Published on: Jul 19 2018 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Are you working on a Open Source software project in international development that needs support for one or more of these activities: Enterprise-Level Quality...
3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

Published on: Apr 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within...
Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Published on: Feb 08 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Everyone is interested in the fancy outputs of mobile data collection: eye-catching and informative web-based data visualizations. Yet few people care about the...
The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

Published on: Jan 24 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
 Tara is a frontline health worker who sits in a small, but meticulously clean clinic at the southernmost point of one of Vanuatu’s more remote islands....
Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

Published on: Jan 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Do you have an existing digital health solution? Do you need grant funding to support its sustained development? Does your software rank well on Digital Square’s...
R or Python: Which Data Analysis Software Should You Use?

R or Python: Which Data Analysis Software Should You Use?

Published on: Sep 28 2017 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
When it comes to analyzing data sets and finding insights for decision makers, we all start with Excel or Google Sheets. However, they both have serious limitations....